Cover image via Church Newsroom.
From their ten locations around the world, the Giving Machines raised nearly $6.3 million for charitable organizations as part of the Church’s Light the World campaign.
A total of 255,814 items were purchased by individuals at the machines. According to Boncom, the top five most commonly chosen items were:
- Three chickens (31,006 transactions)
- 100 polio vaccines (15,132 transactions)
- Take-home meals for a child (12,623 transactions)
- One sheep (10,187 transactions)
- Box of fresh produce (9,730 transactions)
Partner organizations for the 2019 campaign included; UNICEF, Church World Service, WaterAid, Water For People and International Medical Corps.
The ten machines were located in Gilbert, Arizona; San Jose, California; Denver, Colorado; Laie (Oahu), Hawaii; Las Vegas, Nevada; New York City; Orem and Salt Lake City, Utah; London, England; and Manila, Philippines.
This was the third year for the Giving Machines and the fourth year of the Light the World campaign from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.